1/16/2020
Growth Energy welcomes USDA outreach on biofuel infrastructure plan

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced a request for information on biofuel infrastructure priorities, seeking feedback from stakeholders on a key element of president’s promise to expand markets for higher ethanol blends like E15. Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor issued the following statement: “We appreciate the USDA’s outreach, and we look forward to sharing our insights on efforts […]

11/20/2019
Growth Energy Celebrates New York’s Move to E15

11/18/2019
E15 Summer Sales Up 46 Percent in 2019

WASHINGTON, DC — Growth Energy announced that summer sales of E15 – a fuel with 15 percent renewable biofuel often sold as Unleaded 88 at the pump – are up 46 percent in 2019 compared to 2018 on a per-store basis. Additionally, for the first time, this past summer saw the number of stores offering Unleaded […]

8/13/2019
Growth Energy and GasBuddy Partner to Launch Unleaded 88 on GasBuddy App

8/5/2019
EIA: “New EPA ruling expands sale of 15% ethanol blended motor gasoline”

This story was originally published on the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)’s website: “On May 31, 2019, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a final rule allowing the year-round sale of motor gasoline blends containing up to 15% fuel ethanol, or E15. “The ruling increases the availability of E15 blends in the United States, which are […]

8/5/2019
In the News: “Growth Energy launches ad campaign supporting corn farmers”

This story was originally published on AgDaily’s website: “Growth Energy, the nation’s largest ethanol association, launched a new ad campaign featuring a fourth-generation corn and soybean farmer who is asking President Donald Trump to ensure that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency considers the devastating impact some of the agency’s policies are having on family farms. […]

7/31/2019
Coalition Seeks Court Action Forcing EPA to Account for Lost Biofuel Volumes

WASHINGTON, DC – An agriculture and biofuels coalition has petitioned the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to lift a stay it placed on a joint 2018 petition asking the court to protect the renewable fuels industry from undue harm caused by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The petition, filed late Tuesday […]

7/31/2019
Growth Energy Defends Rural America at EPA Hearing

YPSILANTI, MI – Today, Growth Energy Vice President of Regulatory Affairs Chris Bliley testified before U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) officials at the hearing on the agency’s proposed 2020 Renewable Volume Obligations (RVO) under the Renewable Fuel Standard. Bliley spoke on behalf of the 100 ethanol plants and 91 innovative businesses Growth Energy represents, condemning the agency for providing no avenue to offset refinery exemptions that consistently undercut federal […]

7/1/2019
Registration Open For First-Ever Global Ethanol Summit

WASHINGTON, D.C. – With the goal of engaging a broad array of global ethanol leaders about the benefits of expanding global ethanol use, the U.S. Grains Council (USGC), Growth Energy and the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) announce registration is open for the first-ever Global Ethanol Summit (GES), scheduled for Oct. 13-15, 2019, in Washington, D.C. Interested […]

6/27/2019
In the News: “Magazine: Engine Experts Recommend E15”

With year-round sales of E15 now allowed across the nation, the popularity of the fuel blend continues to grow daily. Engine experts consistently agree that E15 is not only a more-affordable, higher-octane fueling option at the pump, but that it is good for engines. Convenience Store Decisions (CSD) Magazine interviewed fuel experts earlier this month […]


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We've gotten a lot of outreach from @USDA on how to make their new biofuel infrastructure inventive plan a success, and we're more than happy to help. This program can and should benefit everyone — farmers, biofuel producers, and consumers at the pump. https://t.co/WlawnszsdR

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Ray was the founding member of Big River Resources and a longtime Growth Energy Board member. We are all better off for knowing him and our community will feel this loss deeply. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and staff on this difficult day. You will be missed, Ray.

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To those of us within it, the ethanol industry often feels like a big family. Today that entire family mourns the loss of one of our own, Ray Defenbaugh. We will always remember his relentless spirit — his honesty, optimism, humor, and especially his fierce, fierce loyalty.

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